The EBS 60 Second Interview – Patrick Baron
Patrick Baron is a regular attendee at EBS. He rarely misses an event. He enjoys the fun of participating and entertaining the audience.
Patrick is a Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist and will be presenting a workshop at The Toastmaster Conference in Brighton in November 2014 on the subject of overcoming fear and gaining confidence in public speaking.
What brought you to EBS?
Bob Griffiths! I had just came back from touring South-East Asia for a few months and was sleeping in his living room. Bob was going to EBS so I went along.
Was it everything you expected?
No, it was much better!
How long have you been a Member?
I became a member in January 2011 I think. They kept pestering me to join!
Did you have any expectations before you came?
I hoped I would be allowed to leave and go home.
Were your expectations fulfilled?
What surprised you most about EBS?
It was like being at a witty, funny, TV studio programme. I was surprised by the quality.
What has been your greatest learning as a Toastmaster?
The importance of a nurturing environment for people to learn.
What is special about EBS?
Formation of EBS occurs at the dermoepidermal junction. (source: Wikipedia)
What do you like best about coming to our Club?
They always let me in.
What do your friends and family say about you since you joined?
My family in France doesn’t understand what I say on the videos but they are proud. The others abroad think that I address Parliament on a regular basis.
How has becoming a member of EBS affected you/ your life?
If life is a show, then we learn that whatever you feel, the show must go on.
What was your biggest fear before you came?
I would not go there.
Is that still your biggest fear?
I don’t know. I haven’t been there.
How does public speaking impact your life?
Watching some of my fellow Toastmasters perform is a privilege, a unique, touching and moving experience.
Is there anything else you would rather be doing on a Thursday morning?
I think I need to be diplomatic here and say “No”.